Experience and competences since 1948
CRM is a non-profit-making association that was created in 1948 by the Belgian steel industry. It was originally located in the Val-Benoît (on the outskirts of Liège city) then was progressively moved to the new campus of Liège University, the Sart-Tilman. An additional CRM laboratory, dedicated to rolling and thermal treatments was created in 1995 on the campus of Ghent University, in Zwijnaarde.
AC&CS was created in 1990 as the local R&D centre of Cockerill-Sambre and was installed nearby CRM facilities. It was later integrated with Cockerill-Sambre into the ArcelorMittal group.
In 2011, all the research activities and general services of CRM have been combined with those of AC&CS into the CRM Group. The CRM Group now achieves a critical size with unique and complementary competencies by pooling the talents and the assets of these two recognised research labs, one in metallurgical processes and the other in complex metallic products and solutions.